We have developed a rather large model in Stella2.
Due to its slowness (besides other drawbacks), we
are looking for alternative simulation packages
on the Mac. One which has come to our attention
is MatLab's SimuLink. The brochure points out how
powerful it is, but doesn't say much about its
Our alternatives for continuing the development of
the model are (1) write it in C, or (2) switch to a
better modelling environment.
Any comments regarding the speed (i.e., execution of
one's model, not the coding of it) of SimuLink vs.
hand-coded routines would be appreciated. We've
heard enough negative stuff the original choice of
Stella2, so we'd appreciate responses which avoid
castigation of the latter and concentrate on the
virtues of either of the two former alternatives.
Thanks in advance. You may either e-mail me directly,
or respond to this group if you think others would
benefit from your comments.
..Dr. Paul Furbacher
..Dept. of Biological Sciences
..pf at bilbo.bio.purdue.edu